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UKs First Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

scandinavian midsummer feast uk

Danish restaurant Noma is arguably one of the most famous in the world having landed the top spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2010, and since then the interest in Scandinavian cuisine has been all-encompassing.

Now helping to celebrate what has become a global phenomenon is Scandinavian Midsummer Feast, a magical new food festival that will be held at beautiful Harptree Court in Somerset over the weekend of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June 2015.

Featuring celebrity chefs and top food writers, starlit outdoor feasting, bonfires and live music, Scandinavian Midsummer Feast is the ultimate celebration of food and drink from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

Headlined by Trine Hahnemann, Swedish Michelin-starred fire pit chef Niklas Ekstedt, Valentine Warner and wine expert Joe Wadsack, this glorious event will bring the unique flavours of Scandinavian midsummer to the UK for the very first time.

On the Saturday evening there will be an unforgettable midsummer feast designed by Trine Hahnemann and featuring whole roasted lamb amongst many other delicacies. Afterwards guests can drink and dance their way through the night to a live band, lit by a bonfire.

The weekend also offers a huge range of other experiences to enjoy: new Nordic cuisine tutorials; cooking over fire; floral demonstrations; Scandinavian baking; summer smorgasbords and foraging. A gravlaks masterclass hosted by OleMartin Hansen, of celebrated artisan salmon smokers Hansen & Lydersen and internationally renowned fisherman Geir Sivertzen are bound to be highlights for many.

Ticket price for the adults-only festival is £200 per person and covers all the demos and feasts, excluding drinks bought from the bar.

For the full programme and tickets please see visit the Sandinavian Midsummer Feast website.

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